Micheal Madigan

Artist Website:
www.michealmadigan.com

Micheal Madigan was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1957 and stayed through the mid-1970’s. The decline of the region’s industrial base and the great changes in American social traditions formed Madigan’s early artistic sensibilities.

Formal studies in Fine Art introduced European painters who influenced his early works. Artists from the COBRA movement and the Catalan master Antoni Tapies marked a transition in Madigan’s painting from formal realism to expressionism and a hybrid form of nonobjective mixed media painting. Through the 1980’s and 1990’s his work explored the power of dynamic color and emphasized the evocative potential of nonrepresentational painting.

Projects in Ireland and visits to Southern England, Italy, Spain and the American southwest have influenced the character of Madigan’s painting. Today his work explores the nature of memory, its structure and how it is modeled and changed by time. Although still quantified as abstract in an aesthetic sense, his work often escapes simple qualification.

Artist Website:
www.michealmadigan.com